Board of Health


Mission Statement

Responsible for the Health and well being of the community. Oversees and monitors the town wide trash program. 
Beavers, Health Inspections, Title V, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness, Finances, Floor Drains, Food Safety, Hazardous Waste Day, Health Fair, Medical Reserve Corps, Outdoor Wood Burning Units, Press Relations, Recycling, Tobacco Control, Trash, Wells.
The Board of Health is Happy to once again offer Composters 
at a discounted price! See flyers in side menu for additional details.
We would also like to invite you to our Health and Wellness Fair happening May 6th at Memorial Hall from 10:00-2:00.
We hope to see you all there!
More details to come...

Office Hours for Shared Public Health Services

Monday-Friday 8:00-1:00

with additional Hours for Finn McCool, Director of Public Health

Monday 9-12:00, Wednesday 12:30-4:00

Anthony Albano, Health Agent

Tuesday 12:30-4:00

Ashley Boudreau, Public Health Nurse

Friday 9:00-12:00 by appointment only

Monson Trash/Recycling Guidelines

Did you know that you can access information about holiday schedules and Trash/Recycling service or weather delays on the Republic Services Mobile App.

For more information please visit:

Please ensure that your trash and recycling carts are placed at the curb by 6:00am on your scheduled service day. Please place carts with the lid opening facing the road with wheels facing your home, and at least 3 feet away from other objects.  Do not park in front of your carts.  Do not overstuff your carts as this may cause the bags or cardboard to become stuck and not be fully emptied. Place all material in your Republic Services carts. No other carts will be accepted. Recycling is now Single Stream. You will no longer need to separate your recycling materials. Please do not put recycling in plastic bags. For Bulk pick up; requests are made using the BULK PICK-UP REQUEST FORM. Occasionally, especially during weather events, it is possible for drivers to miss picking up your trash or recycling that has been placed at the curb on its scheduled day. IF YOUR TRASH OR RECYCLING WAS NOT PICKED UP AS SCHEDULED OR YOU HAVE A SERVICE ISSUE, PLEASE CALL REPUBLIC SERVICES. If there is any damage to your carts call Republic to report and they will repair or replace them. 

Republic Services Customer Service
1 (413) 557-6700

Trash Update for 3/22/2023

Trash announcement for Homer Drive and portions of Wilbraham Road- It was reported that these streets were missed last week. I am waiting on response from the Chicopee office to confirm if a truck will be out today or if they will service on regular pick up day. RESIDENTS CAN PUT OUT ALL TRASH AND IT WILL BE COLLECTED.

Trash Update 3/17/2023

Trash update- Due to Tuesdays Snow Day and Road Conditions on Several Streets on Wednesday, Republic will have trucks out on Saturday to service Friday routes. Thursday routes will be finished today.

TRASH UPDATE 3/16/2023

We have been advised that Childs Road was not serviced yesterday due to road conditions at the time. Republic will send driver back today.

**Pine view Drive will also be serviced today.

Trash Update 3/14/2023

Good Morning Everyone! We just received notice from Republic Services stating due to weather and Road conditions, today will be a snow day.

***Tuesday pickups will be delayed until Wednesday. 

Trash Update 3/8/2023

Republic has informed us that the following streets were not able to be serviced due to Road Closures for Tree Work: Hovey Rd, Reimers Rd, and Maxwell Rd.  They advised a truck will be out tomorrow to service these areas.

Trash/Recycling update 2/28/2023

Republic has advised that the following streets could not be serviced due to icy roads: Childs Rd, Ayers Rd, T Peck Rd, Crow Hill Rd, Stafford Hollow, Old Stafford Rd, Pine View, May Hill Rd, Half of Robbins Rd, Blanchard Rd, Moore's Crossing, and Cedar Swamp Rd
They will have a third truck in town tomorrow 3/1/2023 to clean up misses.

Trash Update for 2/28/2023

Republic has notified us there will be a 2-hour delay tomorrow due to the forecasted snowstorm. We will update you if things change.

Trash update 2/24/2023

On Monday 2/27, Republic will have a third truck in town to recover all missed streets due to the Snow Day on 2/23 and to roads being closed for tree removal.

Trash update 2/23/2023: Weather delay

We have been advised that Republic will be running on a 1 Day Delay Today 02.23.2023 due to snow/ice storm. On Friday 02.24.2023 they will have 2 trucks in town to recover the route from Thursday.

Trash Update 2/10/2023

 We have been advised that the following streets were missed last night due to being blocked by tree serving trucks.

Bradway Road

Butler Road

Republic has stated drivers will be out today to service these streets.

TRASH UPDATE 1/20/2023


We have been advised by Republic Services that they have completed the delivery of carts to all who were missing them.  If you are still in need of carts or if you have carts needing to be picked up, please call the Board of Health at 413-267-4107 to report your address. If you purchased an upgrade or additional carts, please contact Republic at 413-557-6700 to inquire when they will be delivered.

The Board of Health thanks you for your patience as we worked with Republic Services to address these challenges.


With springtime just around the corner, now is the time to freshen up on tick and Lyme disease awareness! According to the CDC, there were 2143 reported cases of Lyme disease across the State of Massachusetts in 2021. Before you head outdoors, take these quick steps to lowering your risk of tick bites. Learn more about Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses at
Free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests available at the BoH office.
Link To COVID Vaccination Sites Map
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System


Finn McCool

Director of Health

Ashley Boudreau

Public Health Nurse

Denise Kennedy-Buck

BoH Administrative Assistant

Larisa Krutov



Mary Hull


Elaine Kurasinski


Kathleen Nothe


Joan Simmons